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Leslie C. Peltier Starlight Nights Macmillan 1967
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Collection folkscanomy_history; folkscanomy; additional_collections

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Reviewer: Universe Gazer - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 8, 2012
Subject: Go Back To A Different Era
If you're interested in astronomy or American history, this book is a superb glimpse into the past.

Back to far simpler times when an Ohio farmboy and high school dropout could become the world's most famous amateur astronomer, and most prolific variable-star recorder of all time. A man whose observations reached such excellence that world-famous colleges would donate huge telescopes to him so that his observations could continue.

It shows what Midwest farm life was like around WW I and in the 1920's when material expectations were lower, but people were actually happier. Everything Peltier needed--he created with his own hands. Like the "world's first SUV" made by converting a Model-T Ford for a honeymoon trip. For Peltier and his family, the Great Depression went unnoticed since they provided for most of their own needs on the farm.

A good read even if you don't care about astronomy in the slightest!

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